With Around 90% of Female Screenwriters Writing Korean TV Dramas, Does It Pass The Bechdel Test?

Jun 11, 2019 20:14


In Korea the number of female TV screenwriters is close to 90%. In contrast, only 27% of all U.S. network directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and photography directors are women.
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milfordacademy June 12 2019, 01:39:28 UTC
I watched Live recently and it was soooooooo good. I hope there will be a season 2.

I finished Possessed which started off amazing and ended terribly, I'm so mad because I cared about everyone on that show AND the main couple was my OTP and they ruined it for a sad ending.

I'm just finishing Memories of the Alhambra (started really well, but I think it became a bit repetitive towards the end)

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shittysoup June 12 2019, 01:44:34 UTC
Is that the cop drama on Netflix with Lee Kwang Soo? I really enjoyed that!

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milfordacademy June 12 2019, 01:47:49 UTC
yesss!

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prlsb4swiine June 12 2019, 02:29:00 UTC
Live is on Netflix??? omg

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endingonfire June 12 2019, 01:43:18 UTC
90% is a pretty wild and cool statistic.

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juunanagou18 June 12 2019, 01:45:31 UTC
I don't know how the hell I got sucked back into kdramas. It's been YEARS.

Anyway, I'm currently watching Lady in Dignity and I'm really enjoying it. I typically watch more intense crime-oriented dramas (Stranger and Last -- both were *so* good), so it's great to watch something not as emotionally jarring. I liked Reply 1997, and loved all of the H.O.T. references, but I didn't care about the romantic storyline. I am on the fence about watching Reply 1994. I watched most of Mr. Sunshine and had to let it go because I just didn't care for...any of the male leads lmao. I gave up on Misaeng; I just couldn't connect with it.

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milfordacademy June 12 2019, 01:50:45 UTC
Mr. Sunshine and had to let it go because I just didn't care for...any of the male leads lmao

omg really?? I was crazy about this show. I honestly loved every one of the characters and the ending just ripped me to pieces. I cried a LOT

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 01:53:20 UTC
I loved Kim Tae Ri and Kim Min Jung characters. Super badass and cool all the way.


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juunanagou18 June 12 2019, 01:57:34 UTC
I enjoyed their characters, as well!

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shittysoup June 12 2019, 01:51:58 UTC
I think it's cool that a lot of scriptwriters are women but it's disappointing that so many k-dramas are still so wildly sexist. I feel like that's especially true for k-dramas with a heavy focus on romance.

My favourites recently have been My Ajusshi and Sky Castle. I haven't watched anything recently since Sky Castle ended I don't think.

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 02:03:24 UTC
I blame the patriarchy. Even Western shows for the most part suck at writing female characters, like the worst is writing them off as some caricature.

Its also due to Confucius culture that's been seeped into East Asian cultures in particular, I hope going forward that situation improves although even America sucks on that front.

Praise Cable dramas!! Coming through with these great dramas!!

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thebloomroom June 12 2019, 01:53:24 UTC
Lol most wouldnt pass.

I finished Her Private Life which was so good, the couple was super mature and the guy didn’t have to constantly rescue the FL. She was actually there for him and his problems!

Also watching Secret Life of My Secretary which is cute. One Spring Night isnt on my US netflix and idk why, I’m mad bc Jung Hae In is legit my favorite

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katiese93 June 12 2019, 03:31:49 UTC
He also thought she was a lesbian for the first few episodes and was super chill about it

Her Private Life was so good. It seemed a lot more mature than a lot of kdramas which I loved.

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